About SRIREP

Co-creation of Sustainable Regional Innovation for Reducing Risk of High-impact Environmental Pollution

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic metal that seriously threatens the embryonic and early-childhood development of humans, and is extremely toxic to the human body. Mercury pollution is one of the most serious environmental issues and requires global action for its resolution. Recent investigation by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has highlighted the enormity of Hg pollution in developing countries and the associated harmful effects on human health and ecosystems. One of the main causes of Hg pollution is ASGM, in which Hg is used as the traditional method of amalgamation to extract gold from the ore rock.

Under the supervision of Professor Masayuki Sakakibara, a group of scientists, researchers, and specialists from different disciplines in this SRIREP project have been conducting transdisciplinary approach research and practice of various studies in collaboration with different stakeholders to co-create the sustainable regional innovation for reducing the risk of high-impact environmental pollution and poverty problem as well as the wellbeing of the ASGM communities in Indonesia and Myanmar.

 

Why Mercury Pollution from ASGM?

Why we consider it as a serious problem?

Over 100 million people worldwide indirectly get the effects of Mercury pollution generated by ASGM activities.

Who We Are

A group of scientists, researchers, and specialists from different disciplines have been conducting transdisciplinary approach research and practice of various studies in collaboration with different stakeholders to co-create the sustainable regional innovation for reducing the risk of high-impact environmental pollution and poverty problem as well as the wellbeing of the ASGM communities in Indonesia and Myanmar.

Where Do We Study

We are conducting the project’s case studies on the reduction of Hg pollution using a future scenario of ASGM areas in the following areas in Indonesia for the past years and recently initiating the same studies in Myanmar in collaboration with various key stakeholders. 

What Research Achievement We Have

The outcomes of various research studies related to environmental impact assessments, socioeconomic, cultures, history, and regional sociology, etc resulted as publications, presentations, lectures, etc. in International and local journals, seminars, conference for the past years.

Our News & Events

Our project-related news and events such as seminars, conferences, workshops, meetings, etc.

Project Research Activities

Our project-related field research and study activities, such as field research, action, and practical research, etc.

For any inquiries call us: (+81) 075-707-2357 (Japanese) & 075-707-2344 (English)